Syllabus

Schedule

Mon June 24 –  Classroom 4220

·         Course Introductions / Overview of Syllabus

·         Student and Instructor Introductions

·         DMA Cloud Registration

·         Tinkercad account setup

Wed June 26 –  Classroom 4220

·         What do we mean when we talk about “form?”

·         Overview of assignment examples, materials and tools

·         Tinkercad – Project 4 (I will explain why this is #4)

·         Fab Lab Demo w/ Jonathan 4pm

Mon July 3 –  Classroom 4220

·         Mass and form presentation

·         Focus on avatar sculpture in clay – Project 1

·         Work time

Wed July 5 – Classroom 4220

·         Work time

·         Project 1 Due – Group critique

Mon July 10 – Classroom 4220

·         Line and form presentation – Project 2

·         Focus on wire sculpture

·         Work time

Wed July 12 – Classroom 422

·         Work time

 

Mon July 17 – Classroom 422

·         Guest Speaker A

·         Project 2 Due – Group critique

·         Surface and Form,  Project 3

·         Work time

Wed July 19 – Classroom 4220

·         Guest Speaker B

·         Work time

 

Mon July 24 – Classroom 4220

·         Project 3 Due – Group critique – Final Project overview

·         Start on Project 4

·         Work time

 

Wed July 26 – Classroom 4220

·        Final Project proposals (Project 4 Due)

·         Work time – Project 4 Due

 

Mon July 31 – Classroom 4220

·         Work time – finalize projects and set them up to show

 

Wed Aug 2 – Classroom 4220 

·         Project 5 Due  –  Final Group Critique

·         Documentation of all projects

Project 1.  Mass

Students will create an avatar or self-portrait using clay which will then be 3D scanned. This avatar needs to be less than 5 inches in all directions. It must not have overhangs or hollow spaces which cause problems in scanning. It can be detailed and realistic, abstract or stylized. In any case, it should represent you.

Project 2.  Line

Students will create a small wire sculpture. The recommended object to model is a wire shoe based on your own shoe. Other object ideas may be discussed with the instructor for approval.

Project 3.  Surfaces

Students will work with paper and/or tape or cardboard to create geometric or organic forms that assemble into a more complex sculptures.

 

Project 4.  Tinkercad / Maya

Students will create a virtual model of final project proposal using the Tinkercad or Maya 3d programs. This is part of project 5.

Project 5.  Final

Students will propose a sculptural form they wish to create and presented to the instructor a 3D model of the form as well as a description of the process and materials he or she intends to employ. With approval of the proposal, the student will fabricate the object to show at the Final Critique on Monday, July 31.